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After years of struggling with depression and manic episodes, Tammy Ozolins finally received the diagnosis of Bipolar Two with Rapid Cycling. As an educator, she has made the brave decision to talk publicly about her mental health journey in order to end the stigma and educate young people on the realities of mental health.

It was an honor to connect with Tammy (also known as “Ms. Oz”) and learn not only about her own battle with mental health, but also hear her perspective as a teacher on how we can better inform young people about their own mental health and equip them with the necessary tools to overcome their own struggles.

In today’s episode, Tammy shares with us about why she does not shy away from the topic of mental health, and how her own story of hospitalization and even a suicide attempt has made her even more passionate about helping others who may feel alone in their struggles.

She shares with us why having a diagnosis was a “relief”, how she has coped with depression and navigated manic episodes in the workplace, and why she believes that educating others and communicating with them is so important. This is a powerful episode for not only those who struggle with mental health but also for those who are supporting a loved one.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How do we balance relationships and boundaries when there is a mental illness present?
  • The connection between mental health and high performance.
  • At what age should we start talking about Mental Health?

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